Organization Profile

Somos Amigos Medical Missions (SAMM)

P.O. Box 2351
Saratoga, CA 95070
United States

Contact: Frank Brightwell, Director
Telephone: 408-960-5366
Fax: 877-349-6979

Religious Affiliation: None

Mission: For twenty years, Somos Amigos operates a clinic in an underserved area of the Dominican Republic. Our dental teams typically consist of a hygienist, a pediatric dentist, an oral surgeon, an endodontist, and general dentists. We have a patient population of nearly 5,000 and staff our clinic three times per year.

Thumbnail Image 1 Thumbnail Image 2 Thumbnail Image 3

Program Type: Delivery of Care

Program Name: Somos Amigos Medical Missions

Countries/Regions Served: Dominican Republic

Duration: 1 week (3 trips per year)

Recruited Personnel: Dentists, physicians, nurses, hygienists, assistants, translators, and students

Language Requirements: None; Spanish is helpful but translators provide assistance

Accommodations: Provided; volunteers stay in homes in community

Materials Needed: Donations of dental, medical and pharmaceutical supplies are appreciated; please inquire